Born out of a love for the Arts
Hello, I'm Mima and I have worked to create an inspirational arts venue to engage, enlighten and inspire a visiting audience and the local community whilst supporting artists to develop and promote their careers.
Oriel Ty Meirion was designed in 2017 and established in 2018 as an art gallery located between the mountains and the sea in Snowdonia National Park.
The village location in Dyffryn Ardudwy is an ideal destination with good access to the most glorious beaches, hill top walks and cultural sites. The area has long been a place of farmland and is steeped in ancient history showing many traces of a forgotten time barely recorded in our history books such as stone circles, burial chambers and old drovers roads. Hidden lakes, ancient woodland, legend and folklore add to the adventure of discovery here. The Victorian period brought tourism to the region, when the landscape became romanticised and sea air became popular. When you head into the hills today this part of Snowdonia retains an untouched charm that avoids the central tourism spots that surround the hub of Mt Snowdon. It is possible to walk all day here without meeting a soul and when you do meet someone you inevitably stop for a chat.
The region lends itself as a haven for artists and crafters and I couldn't be more proud to be showcasing some of them in my gallery. Every few weeks I curate a new exhibition with a selection of solo and mixed exhibitions for a range of established and emerging artists. There is a focus of artists from the region, but I do go beyond and also offer tailor made artist residencies for creatives wishing to explore and create work in the area.
I love bringing visitors here to experience Oriel Ty Meirion first hand and this unique part of Snowdonia for themselves with its beauty and wild lands. The remote location away from big cities puts this arts venue on the edge of the map and it is truly a little gem for discovery.
I look forward to meeting you.
Love Mima x
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Oriel Ty Meirion, Y Brief Heol, Dyffryn Ardudwy LL44 2DH, UK